Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Name of A's Pitcher Throws Curveball to Headline Writers

Remember Ed Jew? In 2007, the troubled San Francisco supervisor created headaches for headline writers, who had to print such seemingly offensive copy as "SF City Attorney Needs More Proof From Jew."

Well, I feel like the Bay Area is suffering similar problems with A's star pitcher Bartolo Colon.

Photo courtesy of Fox News.

At 40 years old, Colon is no newcomer to baseball. And he's certainly made news in the past (the former Cy Young winner was suspended for 50 games after failing a drug test last summer). But Colon has bounced back and is suddenly the Athletics' hottest player and only All-Star.

That means his name is appearing in more headlines these days, creating some Ed Jew-style confusion.

A sampling...

CUBS STOP COLON'S STREAK
[gross]

COLON HELPS A'S REMAIN UNBEATEN AGAINST PIRATES
[hey, whatever it takes]

BALFOUR CANDIDATE TO REPLACE COLON AS ALL-STAR
[sounds painful]

COLON SHARP IN A'S 3-1 LOSS TO CUBS
[ouch]

A'S TRUMP CARDS! GREAT TO HAVE AN EFFICIENT COLON
[OK, now they're just messing with us]